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Released: Jun 19, 2017 | 5:42 PM
Category: Rock
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 7.49 MB

Plays: 281
Downloads: 1
Weekly Plays: 3
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Monday

License: Non-commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
This is in 12/8 straight through. Art by Revo. Thanks for listening.

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Xolv Artist

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Sounds like a cool jazz tune in my ears.
I like the melody and the way you play it on the guitar.
The restrained bends are excellent. Great solo.
Your sidemen plays together well and got their own style..
I liked it.
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becwil Moderator

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I don't know … I'm thinking in order to play with such explorative and boundary bending capabilities, you MUST be quite a well schooled musician … OR you are an unschooled incredibly gifted visionary musician … or perhaps some of both.

In the years I've been checking out your stuff (I've just recently began commenting) I've been torn between: 1. That you are different for the sake of being intentionally different, as in sort of giving the finger to musical society. 2. That you are sincerely exploring random musical ideas that just happen to be off the beaten path. 3. That you are an accomplished guitarist that perhaps has a commercial musical life elsewhere and here, on iC, you are an alter ego having fun completely free from those other constraints.

Whatever your reasoning is, I am, and have been, impressed with your creativeness.

(Edit: Just realized I spelled explorative incorrectly.! Yikes! Didn't mean exploitive at all.)
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Neumuzik Artist

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Incredible piece, Rev.
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artneuro Artist

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I'll never figure out how you roll out of bed and go "Today I'll play in 12/8" and then just do it. But we're luckier for the fact that you do.
Pretty damn amazing as always.
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4 months ago
revoltington Artist

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@Xolv Much thanks X, appreciated fully! @Neumuzik very much appreciated! @artneuro thanks for the very kind remarks, your too kind!
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revoltington Artist

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@becwil Sweet fancy Moses! I'm mean, so many angles to cover, so little time. Heh heh!

You asked for it, now here it is!

Well I think all your statements form a nexus of where I'm at. I'm mostly self taught, I did take a few lessons from a session man who was the lead guitarist for Eddie Rabbit back in the late 70's and early 80's. He was a very learned jazz guy. I learned alternate picking technique from him. But, I only went to about seven lessons and quit. He kept asking me to join his pyramid scheme selling insurance, and I didn't want to hear about it. He was in some dire straits back then. I was like 22 at the time. If I didn't have the technology, I wouldn't be able to do whatever it is I do! Garageband allowed me to learn and create some of the ideas I had. Structurally, composition wise, my outlook is sort of based on Frank Zappa's ideas of: If you want to be a composer go ahead and be a composer because if you think design, you can execute design. So, I imagined what that would be and that's how I arrive at my stuff. I always do the drum tracks first in iDrum, or the virtual drummer in Logic or Garageband. But, I edit the drum track with the controls to get the sound I want. iDrum allows me to create the big fills and such. I let the drum track dictate to me how I'm going to approach the rest of the music.

I'm not involved in any commercial music making, I would hate having to do cover versions in a bar. I was in a couple of garage bands back in the early nineties. I was kicked out of one of them because I was too technical for them, and they didn't like it. I was in another with some good musicians, one was a fusion drummer like Billy Cobham, and the other was a drummer who was a good bass player who was sick of playing drums. He drummed with the force of John Bonham. We wrote material together for like a year. But the drummer's girlfriend convinced him to drop it and that was it. The other guy told me that I came up with music for musicians and that it was too hard to play to. I don't know how to read music and GB allows me to compose and experiment the way I want to without blowback and egos. So, since 2007 I started my journey creating what it is I do now. I try to synthesize what I can do with my favorite influences and try to make it blend the best that I can. That's the story and that's the honest truth. Heh, heh!

I'm very glad that someone like you who was in the music business for real, has some kind of appreciation for my stuff. My friends and my family don't get it or even like any of it! They need an outside source to tell them that it is good and why. But, hey everyone is entitled to their own taste so it doesn't faze me any.

My Sincere Thanks,

Todd Brodman (Revoltington)
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artneuro Artist

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It takes a certain degree of single-minded dedication to one's vision to be idiosyncratic. The world's never ready for it because as you say, most people need to be told what to like. The thing I admire the most is that you never phone it in and give us something easy. Frank would be proud. smiley
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revoltington Artist

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@artneuro Thanks so much for that Art!
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becwil Moderator

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Hey, that’s great to learn more about your background and motivations. I can completely agree with the philosophy you attribute to Mr Zappa: “If you want to be a composer go ahead and be a composer because if you think design, you can execute design.” Yes! Visionary you are!

You certainly are honing your abilities well and obviously having fun doing it. The world of musical expression has never been so easy to explore as it has become in these times. Hardware and software galore. Continue going where your heart leads.

(I’m glad you didn’t buy into that pyramid scheme. smiley)
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revoltington Artist

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@becwil Thanks for that!
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